"SOLAR OR WHOLE HOUSE PERFORMANCE OR BOTH
If there is no significant air quality or comfort issues with the home, but the utility bill is painful high. Then installing a solar electric system and some low cost energy improvements that are…"
"Smart meters offer opportunities for both consumers and utilities to save energy. Real time monitoring of electric usage allows the grid to be operated at much tighter tolerances, resulting in greater efficiencies and reliability. …"
This group will focus on the issues associated with incorporating renewable energy sources like Solar PV, Solar Thermal, Geothermal, Small Wind, Small Hydro into the Residential Energy Efficiency and Sustainability business model.
"Smart meters eliminated a whole lot meter readers and overhead for the utility. I have heard that when all smart meters are installed, the utilities will put everyone on (TOU) time of use. If you use energy at the wrong time, you…"
HVAC design, Manuals J, S, T, & D, Duct leakage, Air flow, ENERGY STAR new home requirements, and more. Since heating & cooling are such a big part of home energy use, understanding HVAC is critical.See More
"CLEVER & Very Cool Too! In the past, programming thermostats could turn out to be challenging. I wonder if the minions who are now fairlyproficient with and masters of their smart phones will really like this device. Many who…"
"Classic Residential Inc, Thanks for your response regarding EUC. As more Solar companies are considering offering whole house solutions with their solar programs, some are trying to determine if EUC will complement their…"
"I sure would like to hear what contractors that are actively performing jobs under the basic or advance package program think of EnergyUpgradeCA? Was EUC easy to work with? Or not? Did the property owner receive the rebate from EUC…"
Educating your customer is key to long term success and a relationship with your customer for most businesses. My perspective as a newbie to this industry, but very experienced as a contractor is, when the Energy Auditor establishes…"
Building Analyst & Envelope Certification BPI Certification #502776, NABCEP Passed Entry Level Exam
Designing successful solar installations that maximize return on investment through optimum conversion of solar energy to electricity has increased my interest in Home Performance. We have little control over the exterior environment , but significant control over interior air quality in which raise our families and work in. At the same time we are making this interior environment safe for us and our families we are making our homes more efficient. Creating healthy energy solutions by right sizing solar electric systems based on a healthier home with decrease energy consumption is a win for everyone.
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